4 to stand trial for murder of domestic worker

first_imgThe four persons who have been accused of the execution-style killing of domestic worker Lelawattie Mohamed at her Lot 149, Sixth Street, Tain Settlement, Corentyne Berbice home on February 7, 2017 will now face a Judge and jury to answer the capital indictment.At conclusion of the preliminary inquiry in the Berbice High Court on Thursday, November 29, Magistrate Charlene Artiga committed Tain residents Oliver Permaul, 36, and his wife Nazeema Permaul, 42; Andre James, also called ‘Andy’, 26, a tattoo artist of Lot 46 ‘A’ George Street, Rose Hall Town; and Rohan Johnson, 38, a carpenter of Clarendon, Jamaica and of Lot 107 Second Street, Rose Hall Town.The shooting, witnessed by the woman’s children, reportedly appeared to have been committed during the commission of a robbery.It has been reported that the late Lelawattie Mohamed had been having an affair with a businessman, but after his wife found out, she allegedly ordered a “hit” on Mohamed.It has further been reported that the said businesswoman was in a relationship with Permaul, who operates his barbershop opposite her home at Tain, Corentyne. Johnson and James were reportedly the hired “hit men”.Nazeema Permaul allegedly assisted in planning the murder, and also allegedly acted as the agent who handed over the cash to the ‘hit men’.On September 24, a fifth accused — Shabikie Albert, also called ‘Shabikie Thompson’ — was freed of this indictment by Magistrate Artiga.During the preliminary inquiry, the Permauls were represented by Attorney- at-Law Mursaline Bacchus, while Attorney-at-Law Benard DeSantos represented James, and Attorney-at-Law Moti Singh represented Johnson.last_img read more

Petro-Canada Gives Update On Gas Outages

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – With Petro-Canada stations across the country now running out of fuel, Petro-Canada released an update on the situation over the weekend.In the update, the company apologizes for the situation and vows to correct the problem as soon as possible.“We wanted to update you on the temporary fuel shortage at Petro-Canada stations in Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and interior BC. The fires in the Fort McMurray area as well as an unplanned outage at our Edmonton refinery means that we’ve had an unavoidable impact on our ability to produce and supply our normal volume of gasoline and diesel.This is what we are doing to improve the situation:bringing in additional supply for our Edmonton refineryrestarting our oil sands operations in a safe and staged mannerbringing in additional gasoline from other parts of our network via truck and rail as quickly as possibleworking to bring the affected unit back into service safely and as quickly as possibleWe apologize for the inconvenience. We are continuing to look for solutions to limit the impact to our customers. Thank you for your patience.”The Petro-Canada in Fort St. John is displaying zeros, as they have run out of gas.Advertisement – Advertisement –last_img read more

Reds lose Griffey to a groin injury

first_img“He’s done,” Manager Pete Mackanin said before the opener of a four-game series at San Francisco. “It’s a season-ending injury, but it could have been worse. It’s not the worst-case scenario, so we’re happy about that.” Griffey hit .277 this year with 30 homers and 93 RBIs, playing 144 games – his highest total since 2000. He was an All-Star for the first time since ’04 and 13th time overall, and he moved up to sixth on the career homer list with 593. The 37-year-old Griffey has been on the disabled list eight times since 2000, missing nearly a month early in the 2006 season because of swelling behind his right knee and sitting out 22 of the last 24 games after dislocating a toe. His playing time also has been limited by torn hamstrings, a torn knee tendon, a dislocated shoulder and a torn ankle tendon. He broke his left hand in an accident at home last December. Sosa wants to play in ’08 From news services Ken Griffey Jr. will miss the rest of the season because of a strained groin, the latest in a string of injuries to Cincinnati’s All-Star outfielder. Griffey left Wednesday night’s game with the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field in the eighth inning after injuring himself while fielding a ball in right field. As he started to make a throw, Griffey stopped in pain and had to underhand the ball back to the infield before falling to the ground. The Reds originally announced the injury as a strained lower abdomen, and Griffey returned to Cincinnati be examined. On Thursday, the team said he was diagnosed with a groin strain and will be examined again in four weeks. Sammy Sosa expects to play again in 2008. He would like it to be with Texas, even though he’s been only a part-time player since the start of August. Manager Ron Washington indicated this week that he’d like to have Sosa, 38, back next season, though he didn’t say in what role. The Rangers signed Sosa only through this season, initially giving him a minor league deal before he made the roster in spring training for a base salary of $600,000. After the July 31 trade deadline, the Rangers told Sosa his time would be limited while they played and evaluated younger players. Sosa had played in only 23 of the last 46 games going into Thursday night’s game against Baltimore, when he wasn’t in the starting lineup. He hit .315 (23-for-73) with four homers and 20 RBIs in that stretch. He was tied with Brad Wilkerson for the team high with 20 homers and leading Texas with 90 RBIs. Astros hire Wade as GM Ed Wade was hired as general manager of the Houston Astros, two years after the Philadelphia Phillies fired him as GM following eight seasons without a playoff appearance. Around the leagues Braves: Rafael Soriano was suspended for four games by Major League Baseball, three days after he hit Florida’s Dan Uggla with a pitch. Orioles: Jay Payton was suspended two games by MLB for throwing his bat and helmet after he was ejected for arguing with plate umpire Mike Reilly following a strikeout the previous night. Blue Jays: Center fielder Vernon Wells will have season-ending surgery Tuesday for a cyst and torn labrum in his left shoulder. Toronto expects Wells to be ready for the start of spring training. Brewers: Ben Sheets is questionable for his next start Sunday because of an injured left hamstring. Red Sox: Former outfielder Gabe Kapler, who spent the past season managing in Boston’s minor league system, will try to resume his playing career in the majors in 2008. “Managing was incredible for me this year,” said the 32-year-old, who managed single-A Greenville of the South Atlantic League. “I learned so much about baseball, about the young men I had an opportunity to lead, and about myself. Ultimately, the experience reawakened the competitor in me. I miss the battle. I still need to be on the field as a player.” Kapler played in the major leagues from 1998-2006 with Detroit, Texas, Colorado, and Boston, hitting .264 with 64 homers and 302 RBIs in 850 games. Reds: Cincinnati’s protest of its 7-6 loss against the Chicago Cubs this week was denied by Bob DuPuy, baseball’s chief operating officer. The Reds claimed Chicago manager Lou Piniella made a double switch against the rules in the sixth inning because he did not inform the plate umpire before crossing the foul line. Rick Reed, the plate umpire and crew chief, said Piniella wasn’t required to announce a double switch before crossing the foul line because it was the team’s first trip to the mound for that pitcher that inning. That meant the pitcher wasn’t automatically out of the game when the foul line was crossed by Piniella.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

SCHOOLS GAA NEWS – CALENDAR OF EVENTS RELEASED

first_imgAllianz Handball Competitions:Section 1- Glenfin on Fri. 31st Jan @ 10.30amSection2- McCools Centre on Mon. 3rd Feb @ 10am County Finals: Glenfin on Fri. 7th Feb @ 3pmUlster Finals: Thurs 13th Feb (Boys) in Glenfin @ 11am (Girls) in McCools Centre @ 11am Allianz Indoor Hurling/Camogie Competitions:Qualifiers to be played week commencing 3rd FebruaryCo finals are provisionally fixed for Wed. 12th February in BurnfootAllianz Indoor Football Competitions:Qualfiers to be played week commencing 24th FebruaryCo Finals are provisionally fixed for Wed. 10th March @ ‘Game On’, LetterkennyNB-The indoor competitons are for pupils who are U12 on 1st July 2014 ie if they are 12 years of age before the 1st July they cannot play. Team sheets with names, dates of birth of pupils and principal’s signature must be handed in on the day of competitons. Alianz QuizThe quiz is on Thurs. 6th March in the Mt. Errigal Hotel @ 7pm.Committee Meeting:The next meeting will take place in Heaney’s, Ballybofey on Mon. 3rd February @ 5pm. Calendar of Events:Oct.- March: Allianz Football qualifiersJanuary: Allianz Indoor Hurling & Camogie competitonsFebruary: Allianz Indoor Football competitionsMarch: Ulster Allianz Indoor finals & QuizApril: Allianz Rounders; hurling & camogie competitionsMay: County finals in Allianz football & hurling & camogie & roundersJune: AthleticsSCHOOLS GAA NEWS – CALENDAR OF EVENTS RELEASED was last modified: January 29th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:eventsschools GAAlast_img read more

U21 COUNTY FINAL TO GO AHEAD AT MAC CUMHAILL PARK THIS FRIDAY

first_imgTHE COUNTY U21 final clash between St Eunan’s and Kilcar will now go ahead this Friday at Mac Cumhaill Park in Ballybofey.The fixture between Kilcar and St Eunan’s has been postponed twice, firstly due to Storm Eva and then by flooding caused by Storm Frank.The game has now been pencilled in for this Friday with a throw-in time of 8.15pm. U21 COUNTY FINAL TO GO AHEAD AT MAC CUMHAILL PARK THIS FRIDAY was last modified: January 4th, 2016 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

DD LOCAL – LIFFORD/CLONLEIGH RESOURCE CENTRE NOTES

first_imgLifford Clonleigh Resource centreLocal notes• Young parents Pathways programme is due to start end of March and is free: This programme is open to Young parents that would like to learn: Parenting Advice, Personal Development, Health Awareness, Paediatric First Aid and IT Qualification. Also enjoy Fun days out for parents & children, Visits to health spas. All expenses are covered by this programme at no cost to the individual. There is also childcare supplements and free travel available. For further information or to receive an application form Contact 04882 250 962 /0749141773. • KITCHEN GARDENING FOR BEGINNERS: Beginning April 2013 in Lifford Clonleigh Resource Centre. Course content: How to Sow Seeds, When & What to Sow Now, How to Plan & Layout a Kitchen Garden, Growing Herbs & Salads in pots, Growing Tasty Fruit. Contact 074 91 41773 to book a place.• WRITER’S GROUP: Have you stories, poems or memoir pieces waiting to be written? Lifford Clonleigh Resource Centre holds a creative writing session on Wednesdays from 2.30 – 4.30. Explore your creativity within a relaxed, informal atmosphere. The sessions are led by an experienced facilitator. The group is open to anyone with an interest in writing. The nominal fee of €2 is charged for each afternoon. For further information contact 07491 41773 or just pop in on Wednesday.• Art Classes: Art classes runs on Monday mornings from 10.30-12.30 in Lifford Clonleigh resource centre. For more information contact reception on 074 91 41773! Everyone Welcome• Clothes Appeal: Are you doing a spring clean? Blossoms charity shop is appealing for donations. We are looking for clothes, shoes, belts, bags, brick-a-brac, toys and books (in good condition). Items can be dropped off at reception anytime Monday to Friday. Many Thanks • “Blossoms” Charity Shop: We are currently looking for volunteers for our local charity shop “Blossoms”. This shop generates much needed income to help the running costs of the Lifford Clonleigh resource centre. Without the help of volunteers we would not be able to open the shop. The current opening hours of the shop are Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 10am-4pm. Each Volunteer is only required to work 3 hours out of these shifts. If you have any free time to spare and would like to help out please contact reception on 074 91 41773.• Lifford Clonleigh Resource centre will be closed on Good Friday and bank holiday Monday for Easter. The centre will reopen on Tuesday 02/04/13Happy Easter! DD LOCAL – LIFFORD/CLONLEIGH RESOURCE CENTRE NOTES was last modified: March 27th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Lifford/Clonleigh Resource Centre noteslast_img read more

Lauer Named PFL Special Teams Player of the Week

first_imgLauer returned a kickoff 87 yards for a touchdown in Drake’s 56-28 loss at nationally-ranked South Dakota State, Saturday. He finished the day with 114 yards on his three kickoff returns (39.0 yards per return). Coincidentally, each of his three returns led to a Drake touchdown. His kickoff return for a touchdown is one of only four in the FCS after two weeks. Lauer and the Bulldogs return to Drake Stadium on Saturday when they host McKendree at 1 p.m. Print Friendly Version SAINT LOUIS, Mo. – Drake football’s Drew Lauer was named Pioneer Football League Special Teams Player of the Week, the league announced on Sunday, September 11.last_img

Dunn Leads Women’s Golf Through 36 Holes At Drake Bulldog Invitational

first_imgThe Bulldogs are tied for fifth-place with a score of 654 (327-327), while MVC foe Loyola leads the seven-team field with a score of 629 (324-305). Day One Results Dunn led the 44-player field through 18-holes as she fired a two-over par 74. She then recorded an 80 to finish the day in second-place with a total score of 154. Dunn trails the leader Jessie Staed from Loyola by one stroke (153=79-74). “Grace did a great job scrambling and putting together a couple of solid rounds,” said Drake head coach Rachael Pruett. Sophomore Aimee Gerschke registered a total score of 165 (83-82) and is tied for 23rd-place. Fellow sophomore Sigurlaug Jonsdottir carded a 166 (84-82), while senior Brooke Miller recorded a 169 (86-83). Freshman Sam Paulak rounded out the team’s effort with a score of 173 (89-84). NORWALK, Iowa. – Grace Dune led the Drake University women’s golf team through two rounds at the Drake Bulldog Invitational Monday at the Echo Valley Country Club.center_img “Today was a grind for us. Overall, we need to avoid the big numbers and truly believe we can score, even if our ball striking is off,” said Pruett. The Bulldogs will play the final round of the Drake Bulldog Invitational on Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. Print Friendly Version Story Links Senior Madison Glennie, who is playing as an individual, is tied for 20th-place with a score of 163 (84-79), while sophomore Reilly Krohe registered a 196 (96-100).last_img read more

Maghery Band get ready for their whirlwind tour of the US

first_imgFour times All-Ireland champions, the Senior Competitive Maghery Band embark on their East Coast USA Tour on Wednesday 13th March.Following their international champion and All Ireland success, the Maghery Band have received numerous invites to perform globally.The band who recently rebranded as Maghery Band Academy train youth and adults in traditional Irish music, classical and contemporary music, drumming and performance art in the form of drill, marching & Drum major roles. The academy does so with the use of the Irish language and are passionate about representing their Irish heritage and culture, hence the extent of their Performance tour this March.In January 2018 the band’s committee revealed their performance tour to members and since May 2018 have been avidly fundraising to assist subsidising the members to undertake the performance tour itself.All members of the academy work voluntarily to train, organise and perform. Their registration fees and the likes assist in just some of the maintenance of the academy but do not cover all annual expenses which sees them perform locally, nationally and compete in All Ireland and International Competitions.When receiving invitations from overseas the members are primarily faced with incurring these charges themselves and so the academy try their best to assist in subsidising these costs.Primarily youth based, members in the academy range from national school, to second and third level students and this performance experience will be a cultural experience that will expand their performance horizons. ‘We are most thankful to all the locals, local businesses and local councillors etc who have supported us and our local fundraisers in the past 10months. The tour has cost approx €101,000 to undertake of which the members have paid 50%. The remaining 50% was raised through several channels. Like all community groups local fundraisers were organised showcasing events such as Variety Shows, Fashions Shows, Table Quizzes and the likes.“A gofundme page was established for international supporters to contribute and business and personal donations were contributed also.’Due to the lack of funding available for undertaking such performance tours and maintenance of their academy Band chairperson and Drill Instructor Annemarie O’Donnell, who as a professional is a Masters Graphic Designer developed a sponsorship package and book called ‘Band With Us’ which like their local fundraisers, which had entertainment and services provided to give back to the community, offers branding and advertising opportunities for businesses in return of their support.‘We are delighted to be associated with McCafferty’s Bar & Bayview restaurant in Letterkenny, Donegal Town & Dungloe. Owner Declan Boyle has been supporting the band in the run up to our Tour and will continue this relationship post tour for to assist the academy’s development.’ McCaffertys Bar are based in Letterkenny & Donegal Town. Both are traditional bars and host live music and sports 7 nights a week. Bayview Restaurant is based in Dungloe.Second sponsor and to the East Coast USA Tour is Clipfine Construction. Clipfine is owned by Ardara native Tommy McCarron who is currently working on the renovations of Big Ben in London. The benefit of supporting an education in the arts helps students to improve literacy, mathematics and cognitive development. It also helps young people develop cultural literacy and personal skills, from collaboration through to perseverance, which are critical to the modern workplace. Your contribution to today’s band students ensures a stronger economy for the future.There have been many more contributors and sponsors who although are not receiving branded recognition will be recognised in a book due for publication in late 2019/2020. The book which is in part published for their sponsorship proposal will be based on Annemarie’s ‘Band With Us’ proposal which documents the band’s history, dreams, successes and support received in the build up to this momentous year.A special thanks has to be given to Leas-Cheann Comhairle & TD Pat the Cope Gallagher, his office and Current running councillor Noreen McGarvey. Both Pat & running councillor Noreen have been great advocates for the Band and see the potential that this tour has not only for it’s participants but for the community as a whole, our county and country who are being represented on the world stage.The academy gives so much to the community in terms or training, development in individuals and in general a great education and work ethos. The commitment and dedication that our academy members have given consistently in the past 9years have been outstanding and is proof that hard work can be rewarded. The East Coast USA tour will introduce those values to the world stage. It is an honour to be recognised worldwide and the professional performance tour will only further that reach and increase interest in the culturally curious target audience which is at its best very powerful in the USA. The band hope to receive groups and bands from their global visits in the near future, once more drawing people to their hometown and community.Maghery Band have been most successful in bridging relationships and breaking moulds on international platforms. Their 3times Youth Band International Champion Status introduced them to competing on the international stage where they competed against as many as 18 other bands from across Europe & USA. Representing their county and country has been a great foundation as they engaged with performers on Irish Soil.In November 2018 the Maghery Band competed in Northern Ireland obtaining their first win and entertainment recognition in Northern Ireland which found them scouted by Europe’s famous Tattoo show organisers. As a result the band were invited to headline at Liverpool Tattoo in September 2019. Another exciting venture for the professional performers!Maghery Band’s East Coast USA Tour will commence on Wed 13th March visiting New York, New Jersey & Florida.In New York the band will perform across three days on the iconic Times Square, on Liberty Island, at Ellis Island Memorial Wall & on 5th Avenue in NYC’s St.Patricks Day parade, to name but a few.The band are honoured to be leading the NYC Donegal Association and will be parading from 11:35am on Sat 16th March with televised coverage by NBC.The band will then be travelling to Bayonne, New Jersey where they will be parading in their St. Patrick’s Day Parade and performing in their post celebration party on Sun 17th March.The band were honoured to be invited to Boston, Brooklyn & Newark parades but due to their busy performance schedule were unable to commit to these on this occasion!Following their New Jersey visit the band will then be travelling to Orlando Florida where they will perform and parade in International Drive, Universal Studios & Magic Kingdom, Disney World.“The performance schedule for the members will be intense as we intend to maximise our worldwide coverage and publicise our origins of Maghery, Dungloe, Co.Donegal and Ireland. Across the two weeks of performing the members have just 4days of free downtime to ensure they can maintain the busy schedule. This is very much a working tour. It’s intense schedule will pave way for members to enjoy the working schedule which will broaden individuals horizons. The opportunity professionally for the academy and personally for the individuals will be immense!The organisation of the tour would not have been possible without the Band’s successful Committee. Chairperson, Drill & Drum Major Instructor & PRO: Annemarie O’Donnell, Co-Chair; Annette Boyle, Head Treasurer: Yvonne Houston, Co Treasurers: Karen Hunter & Hannah Glackin, Head Secretary & Drumming Instructor; Anthony Houston, Co Secretary and Music Instructor: Karl Doherty, General committee members; Martina Diver & Jamie Glackin & Gaeltacht & funding representative; Anthony O’Donnell.Chairperson Annemarie commends the committee for their hard work over the past year with the organising, fundraising and implementation of the tour. They look forward now to seeing through their plans and hope that their travels will be safe and enjoyable.Support continues to be invited for the Academy pre and post tour and anyone wishing to contribute can do so via gofundme for either the East Coast USA Tour or for the Academy there after.You can check out their Facebook page @magherybandThe band will on Sun 10th March be attending Meenacross Mass so as to fulfil their annual tradition in advance of their tour departure.At this 10:30am mass they will be blessed and will then parade Maghery Village at approx 11:45am, they will then travel to parade on Dungloe Main Street at approx 12:30pm before playing at Dungloe Community Hospital.Their Junior and Senior ‘Old’ Band will fulfill their annual commitment on St Patricks Day as normal.Maghery Band get ready for their whirlwind tour of the US was last modified: March 9th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegalMaghery BandtourUSlast_img read more

Picture special: Fifth ‘Run in the Dark’ proves a huge hit in Gweedore

first_imgTHE FIFTH annual Run in the Dark was held in Gweedore at the weekend.€1,350 was raised – taking the total to €16,350 over the five years.Organisers have paid tribute to the people of Gweedore and the surrounding areas for turning out in such numbers. The Run in the Dark for the Mark Pollock Trust raises money for spinal cord injury research.Anita and David from the No Barriers Foundation introduced organisers to the robotic eksoskeleton.Thanks has been paid to sponsors Siopa Mhicí, Cois Farraige Bakers, Maple Store and Donegal Hygiene.Music in the Amharclann was provided by Lara and Kelly and a huge thanks goes out to everyone involved for making the event a huge success. Picture special: Fifth ‘Run in the Dark’ proves a huge hit in Gweedore was last modified: November 19th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more